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  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

    Whether you are a student who recently earned a bachelor's degree or someone seeking a career change, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is your vehicle to becoming a fully certified educator. The latest in education theory, technology, teaching strategies, and significant field-based experiences form the cornerstones of the MAT program.

    Program Highlights:

    • Teacher preparation program includes a full year of clinical experience. Early field experience provides opportunities to:
      • Visit schools and classrooms
      • Observe students and teacher
      • Teach individual, small or large groups of students under the direction of a master teacher
    • Available programs include certification in:
      • Early Childhood (P-3) and Elementary Education (K-6)
      • Elementary Education (K-6)
      • Elementary Education (K-6) and Middle School Specialization (5-8)
      • Secondary Subject-Specific in English, mathematics, science, social studies (9-12)
      • Kindergarten through twelfth grade in art, Chinese, health and physical education, music, and Spanish (K-12)
    • Endorsements may be added to any of the initial programs in:
      • English as a Second Language (ESL)
      • Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)     
       

    Become a teacher in 12-16 months by enrolling in Monmouth's Accelerated Teaching program! Summer-start program: application deadline May 1  

    • Accelerated programs include certification in:
      • Accelerated Elementary Education (K-6)
      • Accelerated Elementary Education (K-6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD)
      • Accelerated Secondary Subject-Specific in English, mathematics, science, social studies (9-12)
      • Accelerated Secondary Subject-Specific in English, mathematics, science, social studies (9-12)  with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD) 
       
     

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    Program Admission Requirements

     

    MAT Program Requirements:  

    1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
    2. Two letters of recommendation for graduate study.
    3. Résumé.
    4. Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes the applicant's preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.
    5.  Teacher candidates must pass a basic skills requirement as a part of the admission process.  There are two ways to satisfy this requirement:     
    6.  Provide a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators #5751
    7.  Provide official qualifying scores on the SAT, ACT, or GRE required for the year in which the exam was taken (see New Jersey Department of Education for details)

    Accelerated MAT Program Requirements (Summer start only):  

    1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    2. Hold a Certificate of Eligibility (CE) in the area of certification OR  provide qualifying scores on one of the following exams: CORE Praxis #5751 or SAT, ACT, or GRE required for the year in which the exam was taken.
    3. Two letters of recommendation for graduate study.
    4. Résumé.
    5. Personal statement of not more than two pages that describes the applicant's preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.

    Note:  Prior to student teaching, the appropriate Praxis Test must be successfully completed and all content courses and conditions of acceptance must be satisfied.   

    Contact Information

    If you would like to move into the classroom as quickly as possible and devote yourself full time to the experience of learning and teaching, please contact: Sarah Moore, smoore@monmouth.edu, 732-263-5689

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